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Pub Choir

Well it’s time for YOU to perform at Clancy’s! Join our conductors Jim Fisher and Natalie Gillespie as they unite a pub full of punters in a joyful bar room chorus. Warm up with some fun classics and then work up a number with our conductors to perform at the end of the session and we shall film it for prosperity. Come and join the PUB CHOIR. 3rd Wednesday of every month. Gold coin donation.


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Dance for Parkinsons Classes Fremantle

Did you know that dance has physical, mental and social benefits for people living with Parkinson's disease? Plus it's a lot of fun!Dance for Parkinson’s is an uplifting dance class for people living with Parkinson's disease, that emphasises dancing for dancing’s sake.Our professional teachers encourage participants to explore different styles of dance in chairs, standing up or moving across the floor. The movement is designed specifically for people living with Parkinson's disease and focuses on posture, coordination, balance and gait.The class is suitable for a range of ages and mobility. The environment is fun and pressure free with the aim to enrich and empower participants. Anyone affected by Parkinson’s disease is welcome to attend these classes (no dance experience necessary) for $10 per class. Carers, partners and friends, are welcome to participate in these classes at no additional cost. Classes will take place at DADAA at the Fremantle Old Boy's School (92 Adelaide St, Fremantle) from 1.00-2.00pm. Participants are invited to join us for tea and coffee from 12.30pm.Classes will run on the following days in 2018 from 1.00-2.00pm:September 14th, 21st-break for school holidays-October 12th, 19th, 29thNovember 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30thDecember 7th, 14thTo register please email or call 0400 618 293.Paid parking is available at Wilson Parking 39 Adelaide St, Woolstores Carpark 28 Cantonment St (first hour free) and Point St Carpark 8 Point St.Are you interested in being involved as a volunteer? We are seeking expressions of interests from anyone with a background in dance or in physio, OT or nursing to come along and help with our classes. Email for more info. This program is funded by City of FremantleWith thanks to our supporters Ausdance WA and DADAA.

Converging Stories

Come along to another fabulous story, this time with Marion Kickett, our third guest in the converging stories Series. Marion is a Noongar person from the Balardong language group. Born in the wheatbelt town of York, Marion spent her early years living on the York Reserve. Come and listen to a journey of resilience from these early years through to the present day where Marion is now a Director at Curtin University. 

Sunday Music

Sunday Music is Fremantle Arts Centre’s free weekly live music program. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.

Sunday Music | Spacey Jane

With their infectious and charming garage pop Spacey Jane (WA) are known for expertly crafted songs performed with understated West Aussie bravado. See why they have quickly established themselves as one of WA’s favourite festival acts. Sunday Music is FAC’s free weekly live music program. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.

Vegan Soupi at FERN

FERN Community Soupi - Dinner by Donation (Mon and Wed nights). Come to FERN at 26 Montreal Street Fremantle for weekly Soupi Vegan dinners on Monday and Wednesday nights. Payment by donation for a lovely vegan meal prepared by the community. Volunteers welcome from noon onwards to help with preparation on Monday and from 2 pm onwards on Wednesday. Dinner is often followed by a music jam session by local musicians. Food is served by around 6 pm or a little earlier if we have lots of volunteers. All welcome. Please note we do not serve Soupi's on Public Holidays.

Celebrate Reading National Conference

Experience 2 days of inspiration and insights into quality Australian literature for young adults at the 'Celebrate Reading National Conference', held in Fremantle, WA. In 2018, the focus is on young adult literature. The conference from 26-27 October suits teachers, librarians, writers and literature enthusiasts. Check out this exciting presenting author line-up:Cath Crowley (VIC), Will Kostakis (NSW), Jay Kristoff (VIC), Jaclyn Moriarty (NSW), Brendan Ritchie (WA), James Roy (NSW), Jared Thomas (SA), Claire Zorn (NSW) and now announced Fiona Wood (VIC)** Author Update: Regrettably, Alice Pung has had to withdraw from the Conference this year for personal reasons. We wish her well. We are delighted to welcome Fiona Wood to our presenter line-up.


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Come to the Fire | Presented by Fremantle Festival

Fremantle Festival returns this year with a series of events bringing people together in a celebration of community. Immerse yourself in the colour and pageantry of the Blessing of the Fleet, discover the beauty of Australian Indigenous culture at Wardarnji or bring the family down to a blaze on the beach with the return of Kraken. For the first time, the City of Fremantle presents Karla-k Koorling, Come to the Fire, inviting audiences to gather around many fires to enjoy intimate performances, including song, spoken word, puppetry and dance.  “As the sun sets over the ocean, the historic Fremantle Port will be illuminated in a mass celebration of our community. The event is inspired by the people of greater Fremantle who have shaped our festivals, whether they are participants, creatives or spectators,” said Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt.  “This is a taste of what’s to come, with the Fremantle Festival set to move to the depths of winter in 2019, with a ten-day immersive experience of wild art and hidden treasures. “Intimate spaces, port history and cosy corners make Fremantle an ideal place for a winter festival. As our city continues to evolve, we thought it was time to offer the people of Fremantle and beyond something that’s unique.”  This year’s three-day festival format will pave the way for the transition to an expanded ten-day format in winter in 2019.  Now in its 113th year, Fremantle Festival is Australia’s longest running festival and continues to evolve as a celebration of one of the most unique cities in the world and its extraordinary community.  Fremantle Festival is presented by the City of Fremantle. 


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Let the beauty of the oldest songs, dances and language in the world transport you to another place, as fires burn long into the evening and people come together to celebrate Indigenous Australian culture. Wardarnji is a dynamic experience of Nyoongar storytelling and dance. Bring your picnic rugs and get in early for a good spot. Doors open 5.30 pm. Fremantle Festival is presented by the City of Fremantle. 

Perth Harley-Davidson Pink Ribbon Ride

Come down to Freo's cafe strip at lunchtime on Sunday 28th October to support Perth H-D Pink Ribbon Ride in loving memory of Gerda Dunkel. 400+ bikes prettied up in pink will take the strip to raise funds for Cancer Council WA's Pink Ribbon to help get us one step closer to a cancer free future. 

Fremantle Studies Day

This year, Fremantle Studies Day focuses on the ‘end of the Great War’.  We have chosen Fremantle Oval as a fitting place to hear the histories given by our presenters, as the very first returned soldiers were brought to the oval to be feted and cheered by a grateful and relieved Fremantle public.  Presenters: Dr. Leigh Straw :The Suffering Begins: Returned Soldiers, families and the aftermath of of World War 1 in Western Australia Allan Graham:The Fremantle hotel trade during World War One Baden Pratt:Hell for Leather: North Fremantle Football club and the Great War Dr. Michelle McKeough:Repatriation: A Debt of Gratitude Afternoon Tea included.  RSVP’s essential: please email by 23 October.

Sunday Music | Marley Wynn

Marley Wynn (WA) is the musical alter ego of WA musical identity Adrian Hoffman, front man of Perth alt-rockers The Morning Night. Marley Wynn sees Hoffman take a giant leap forward musically, adding a glam rock flavour to his trademark chiming guitars and yearning vocals, backed by a stellar band. Sunday Music is FAC’s free weekly live music program. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.

The Blessing of the Fleet

Watch the pageantry and splendour of the Blessing of the Fleet as this annual procession makes its way from St Patrick’s Basilica to Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display at 8pm. The Blessing of the Fleet is a tradition that began centuries ago in Mediterranean fishing communities to ensure a safe and bountiful fishing season. First celebrated in WA by an Italian migrant fisherman, the historical port of Fremantle has been the backdrop to the tradition for 70 years. Fremantle Festival is a City of Fremantle event.  

Impact100 Fremantle 2018 Voting & Awards Night

Join Fremantle Foundation and Impact100 Fremantle donors when they award a game changing grant of $100,000.Hear from four inspirational presentations from our finalists -  Black Swan Health, Fremantle Men's Community Shed, Fremantle PCYC and ICEA Foundation to learn how their projects support a sense of belonging in Fremantle.2018 Impact100 Fremantle donors will have the chance to vote to help decide the winning recipientFinally the Major Grant and Runner-Up Grants will be announced for 2018


Kraken is a blaze on Bather’s Beach centered around the Kraken effigy – a sea monster emerging from the sands. Kraken is a free community event that delivers a small taste of the Blazing Swan Festival presented by the Fremantle based Blazing Swan Inc. Each year this not-for-profit organisation produces the regional Burning Man in Kulin, Western Australia. Surrounding Bather’s Beach the Blazing Swan theme camps offer entertainment and food. Fremantle Festival is presented by the City of Fremantle. 

Karla-k Koorling, Come to the Fire

As the sun sets over the Indian Ocean we will light fires to bring together the people of Fremantle.  Between the river and sea we will gather, the fires will light the way, keep us warm and centre our community stories. Each fire will host a performance of song, spoken word, puppetry or dance. You are invited to wander the fires enjoying the elements and the voices of Fremantle. Fremantle Festival is presented by the City of Fremantle. 

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Community events

Fremantle has a great selection of community events for the whole family. There is also some great live music from local bands, dance classes, workshops and much more so make sure you check out our list of events to make sure you don’t miss some of the great local things to do in Fremantle.